Crime Fiction Friday: THE KILLING TYPE, by Maggie Estep

With everybody dealing with the cold, we wanted to take you someplace warm this week. Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder (crime fiction posted every Monday, each piece set in a different locale and under 750 words) was the place to go. Maggie Estep’s “The Killing Time”, set in Cancun, takes us far away from winter cold. This author weaves a strong thread of humor through her writing, so you can laugh while you warm up.

“The Killing Time,” by Maggie Estep

The sun wasn’t thinking about rising yet. Neither was Lincoln, the guy I had come to Cancun with.

I’d really like to take you to Cancun, baby, he’d said two weeks earlier, on our third date.

I laughed.

“What’s funny about that?”

I pictured high-rise resort buildings choking coastline. Portly Americans choking resort buildings. Me choking Lincoln.

“Nothing,” I said.

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